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Lime Line Opening Marks 20 Years of LYNX LYMMO

The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) in Orlando recently launched service on its third LYMMO line, the Lime Line—joining Orange and Grapefruit—with an event that also commemorated the 20th anniversary of LYMMO, the nation’s first limited-stop express fixed-route bus service of the type now called BRT.

“These bus rapid transit enhancements on LYMMO are designed to improve the ever-changing lifestyle for the thousands living, working or simply visiting the heart of downtown Orlando,” said LYNX Chief Executive Officer Edward Johnson. “This new alignment will be the impetus of major economic development including the University of Central Florida and Valencia College downtown campuses.”

The new 2.1-mile line, with nine stops, serves locations including the U.S. Courthouse, Florida A&M University College of Law, the 68-acre mixed-use TOD Creative Village and future University of Central Florida-Valencia Downtown Campus, the Amway Center sports and entertainment venue and LYNX Central Station.

Johnson said that when LYMMO entered service in 1997, the service was designed “to provide opportunity and access for our community. This commitment continues today as we celebrate a significant anniversary and the opening of our newest LYMMO line.”

The Lime Line, funded through a federal TIGER grant, is expected to move 1,500 passengers daily.

LYNX CEO Edward Johnson, center, on board the first LYMMO Lime Line vehicle.

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